opened the door to take the puppy out and someone set off a huge explosion very close to the house. it's freaking daylight. last night cinder hid in the big bedroom most of the night. luckily both dogs got out and did their business so should be ok the rest of the night I hope.

I wore gloves to process mangoes yesterday but I also had accidentally carried them in on my bare forearm on friday. I did use dish soap on my arm immediately. but today I have my urushiol rash on my arms and I know it'll last for 2-3 weeks. sigh.

just tried to play "strace" in a word game and it was rejected 🙃

cw - stranger things but no spoilers 

me, "is that a real dnd creature like in the monster manual or made up name for their campaign?" (yes i ask a lot of questions)

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our local county shelter is always full of lost dogs and strays and it's worse at fireworks times. animal control have already told folks who have called this week that they can't help. so there are two regular folks with chip scanners who have set up two spots to meet people to scan chips of found dogs over the weekend, to hopefully reunite asap. a few other folks have offered temporary kennel space. community!

cw - stranger things but no spoilers 

my problem with stranger things is that I get everyone confused. is that on purpose

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cw - stranger things but no spoilers 

watching stranger things s4e1, I ask N, "is this what your hs d&d games were like?" him, "oh yea, 100%."

and just found a facility the town north of us that does noseworks and agility, plus multiple trainers mention +R in their bios. 🎉🎉 a thing to consider , pandemic aside

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Is she the agility dog I always thought I wanted? huh 🤔 Anyway I think we'll have another trick to document for her title! 🎉

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I ordered a collapsible 9' tunnel to work with Cinder on additional tricks. I've done a fair bit of agility work with shelter dogs and I expected that we would have to work up to her going through the tunnel end to end, especially because 9' is really long. Instead, I tossed a treat into it and she just ran right through. Repeatedly. It is fun to see what she finds easy and fun and what she finds hard or not interesting.

I've been laughing so hard since we started playing with this.

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except hesh got really excited and tried to pick the ball up.

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hello, I taught Hesh to play volleyball with me. Cinder is still a little scared when it flies toward her but we'll get there.

cw me being an anxious dog human 

pls don't bite anyone / ugh I should have spent more time muzzle training her just in case (I think it's useful for all dogs! but she's sensitive to handling). why am i so terrible

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cw me being an anxious dog human 

when spouse convinced me to adopt the puppy, i told him i expected him to help with vet etc. so he's been doing 90% of her vet visits. she's due for her annual vaccinations and I had to nag him a little bit, but he finally got an appointment today for... today. when I'm in the brain numbing meeting and therefore not available for any assistance. now I'm anxious about how she's going to do especially - this is at the new office which none of us have been to. 😕

trying to motivate myself to go to work when I know I have a late, brain-numbing meeting late this afternoon. ugh

getting some knitting time in tonight instead of doing work email

cw diet culture / fatphobia / food 

considering how much more enjoyable my days are with fruit in them. the push of diet culture's message that fruit is bad for you is destructive. "I'm fat so I better worry about fruit and diabetes even though I've never had any reason to be concerned given my fasting blood sugar and a1c" ?! anyway. just ate some yogurt and melon for a late lunch and it was delicious.

jess boosted

The community garden project I have been running for a local organization here in Phoenix is up and running!

Feeding Students USA provides thousands of food insecure families with fresh fruits and vegetables and other supplies throughout the year, using local volunteers and other resources within our communities. Now, they are also growing food.

feedingstudentsusa.org/2022/06

#garden #gardening #communitygarden

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